Mastering Your Own Talent Rhetorical Analysis

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Mastering your own talents: Rhetorical Analysis

Have you ever listened to a song and wondered how the singer’s voice sounded so amazing? How did someone become so talented? Natural talent vs. hard work is a topic that has been debated by people throughout history. In past discussions I have read in my lifetime, it seems people take to just one view of someone being looked at as being naturally talented but in fact there are good points on both sides. Can a natural born skilled person have as much talent as a hard-working person who acquires skill through training and self-discipline? Passion makes people strive for excellence.

Natural talent is when a person is born with a gift of a skill. However, just because a person has a gift, it doesn’t mean they want to use it, therefore talent is often taken for granted. Psychologist K. Anders Ericsson performed a study of a spirited debate in which he wanted an answer to his question “is there such thing as natural born talent”? In one of Ericsson’s studies, he divided children who played the violin into groups on how well they played. Throughout the years, Ericsson watched and found that the more practice the children did, the better they became. His research suggested that what distinguishes one performer from another is how hard a person works. Passion makes people strive for excellence.
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An example would be looking at a fine piece of art, or listening to a great piece of music and concluding that the performer is naturally gifted because of the end results. Ericsson wants to show in his story 10,000 hours, the process of the journey. In conclusion natural talent is not something everyone is capable of but also it can only carry a person so far without extra work. Passion makes people strive for